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OneWeb, Kymeta joint venture

December 2, 2021

Kymeta, the communications company making mobile global, and OneWeb, the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communications company, have announced a joint development agreement (JDA) to develop an innovative flat-panel electronically steered user terminal that is compatible with the OneWeb network.

The user terminal will support land fixed applications and lead the way to various mobility applications like land mobile, maritime, and other mobility needs of the future.

“This JDA formulised our collaborative efforts and commitment to bring to market an innovative electronically-steered antenna that is turnkey and compatible with OneWeb’s rapidly expanding LEO network,” said Neville Meijers, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer, Kymeta. “We look forward to this joint endeavour for the benefit of our mutual customers.”

“Kymeta’s pioneering u8 does not require mechanical components to steer toward a satellite and when paired with our LEO network will provide governments, businesses, and communities with high-throughput and low-latency communication services at competitive prices,” said OneWeb Chief of Delivery and Operations Michele Franci. “This partnership is a welcome addition to our overall product strategy, offering another great choice for OneWeb’s customers and contributes to strengthening our vision to provide seamless, resilient mobile connectivity where and when it’s needed most.”

Under the new JDA, engineering teams from both OneWeb and Kymeta will collaborate to ensure the terminal meets the technical specifications required for compatibility with the OneWeb network.

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